Programme

The programme of 100+ events has been curated to engage, inform and spark the imagination. Conversations in Design, the renowned talks series, offers access to the industry’s global A-listers including Sophie Ashby and Bunny Williams, as well as Grow Your Business sessions. There were also scores of free events in our Access All Areas schedule to enjoy in and around the showrooms, from meet the designer sessions to workshops, collection launches, alongside daily discovery tours. 

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Monday 11 March
DESIGN DISCOVERY TOUR

Join Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s concierge and discover the most talked-about product debuts at London Design Week 2024 with a tour into the showrooms.

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Monday 11 March
Why the right colour matters

Romo is celebrating 25 years of its iconic ‘Linara’ fabric, with the release of 25 new colours to an already expansive library of more than 360 colours. Join Emily Mould, The Romo Group’s director of design, and Laura Perryman, author of The Colour Bible, to discuss the importance of colour in the home.

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Monday 11 March
Sun, Sea and Snow

A panel discussion about the particular challenges and opportunities of designing the perfect chalet or Mediterranean villa. Join Richard Wilkinson of Wilkinson Beven Design and Carli Robinson of Carli Robinson Design as they explore the latest trends and real-life case studies.

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Monday 11 March
Rubelli's Design Heroes

Join Carole Annett, Country & Town House’s interiors editor, and Jane Landino of Taylor Howes, as they delve into Rubelli’s rich history, examining the interplay between heritage and modernity in the creation of iconic designs in the collection. Discover more about key collaborations that span different eras, including those with Gio Ponti, Peter Marino, Luke Edward Hall and Formafantasma.

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Monday 11 March
FASHIONING INTERIORS: SANDERSON X GILES DEACON Hosted by ELLE Decoration

Guest speakers: Giles Deacon and Claire Vallis, design creative director, Sanderson
Moderator: Ben Spriggs, editor in chief, ELLE Decoration

Couture designer and illustrator Giles Deacon is renowned for deftly mixing fashion, fine art and theatre. Quintessentially British, his work delights in the dramatic and the fantastical. In this unique session, he shares insights and inspiring ideas that capture the imagination. Working collaboratively with Sanderson, find out how elegant fabrics and wallcoverings take centre in a new decorating story. Followed by drinks in the Sanderson showroom. Ticket: £10. Booking essential

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Monday 11 March
Meet the Designers

Join GP&J Baker’s Ann Grafton and visionary interior designer Kit Kemp, in conversation with renowned journalist Fiona McCarthy as they launch their first fabric and wallpaper collaboration. This partnership introduces a contemporary collection that seamlessly blends Kit’s signature, eclectic, colourful style with GP&J Baker’s design expertise and rich design heritage.

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Monday 11 March
Quenin: a heritage brand revived

Discover Quenin, a heritage brand founded in 1865 and now revived by Maison Lelièvre. Join CEO Emmanuel Lelièvre and discover archive fabrics that have been given a new lease of life with oversized motifs and contemporary colours – evoking the gaiety, carefreeness and worship of nature that characterised the Belle Époque period.

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Monday 11 March
Designing The Collection

Join Salvesen Graham’s Mary Graham and Nicole Salvesen as they reveal their fabric design process and the archive designs behind their newly launched ‘Floral Border Stripe’ fabric. They will also explain the wider inspiration behind The Collection by Salvesen Graham, and share their scheming tips.

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Monday 11 March
Hand Crafted Lighting

The David Hunt Lighting team welcomes you to their showroom to present a new collection of lighting pieces. Discover the story behind this 300-year-old heritage brand and its range of hand crafted products, designed in-house and manufactured in its Cotswolds workshop.

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Monday 11 March
Winding, Warping & Weaving: Inside Gainsborough

Established in 1903, Gainsborough is among Britain’s last remaining weaving houses and holds one of the UK’s leading textile archives. Managing director Neil Thomas will take you through the manufacturing process of weaving, from the design process to weaving on historic looms, to the final applications of these luxurious fabric.

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Monday 11 March
Sanderson x Giles Deacon Drinks Reception

Following on from their main stage Conversations in Design talk, Sanderson and Giles Deacon invite you to view and experience their sublime collection of fabrics and wallcoverings, incorporating commissioned artworks and new iterations of archival jacquards and prints, both from the designer’s own studio and the Sanderson archive.

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Monday 11 March
Gilding Masterclass

Drop in to the showroom to spend time with the Tigermoth makers learning the delicate art of gilding. Gild your very own brass ‘Moth’ wall decor to take away (subject to availability).

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Monday 11 March
Designing Spaces with Studio Milne: The Bathroom Edition

Join the ABI Interiors team in the showroom, where interior designer Ruth Milne of Studio Milne will share her expertise and insights on bathroom design, with a Q&A at the end to share your own experiences. Complimentary drinks and light bites provided.

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Monday 11 March
Candle Painting

Get crafty at Altfield. Explore this season’s new collections and create your own hand-painted candle inspired by the new designs.

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Monday 11 March
Decorative vs Architectural Lighting: How To Achieve The Perfect Balance

In this enlightening discussion moderated by Giles Kime of Country Life, Hector Finch, John Cullen Lighting’s Sally Storey and interior designer Emily Todhunter will discuss the difference between architectural and decorative lighting. Along the way they will share tips and advice on achieving the perfect balance both in residential and commercial projects around the world.

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Monday 11 March
Be Bold – the art of embracing colour in your home

A lively debate about colour, and how to embrace it and get the right balance. Elspeth Pridham of The Insider talks to interiors stylist and journalist Marianne Cotterill; Esther Patterson of Curiousa; and Stefan Ormenisan of MindTheGap to discover what the key considerations are when choosing and combining different colours. Whether you are creating a calm space or a vibrant interior, discover the impact of colour, not only on the space itself but also those who occupy it.

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Monday 11 March
Lincrusta x Morris & Co. = William Morris patterns in 3D

This spring, Lincrusta collaborates with Morris & Co. to launch three iconic William Morris patterns in high-definition embossed relief. Join Morris & Co. designer Jessica Clayworth in the Lincrusta showroom as she presents this new range, and find out why combining the work of two Victorian wallcovering masters has led to exciting new interpretations.

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Monday 11 March
Creating Atmospheric Spaces with Sibu Design

Join Rainer Schwaiger from Sibu Design, the leading Austrian producer of luxury wall panels, established in 1984. Enjoy a glass of fizz and see how its latest innovative yet versatile collections help to create a variety of atmospheric spaces through different styles and finishes, suitable for residential and contract interiors.

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Monday 11 March
Behind the Design: TRADE Insights into the Spring Rug Collection

Gain insider knowledge and explore the launch of the spring collection with design director Samantha James. Engage in discussions covering rug materials, construction techniques, and receive expert tips on selecting and specifying rugs for your projects while uncovering inspirations behind each masterpiece. Toast design excellence with a glass of bubbles.

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Monday 11 March
HOME, ART, SOUL Hosted by The World of Interiors

Guest speakers: Sophie Ashby
Moderator: Emily Tobin, editor of The World of Interiors

Acclaimed interior designer Sophie Ashby has a knack for creating a cohesive story, creating interiors that are layered, stylish and inviting. With strong lines and a bold use of colour, discover how a highly considered approach with an emphasis on contemporary world art, craftsmanship, modernist furniture and photography delivers an eclectic richness to every space. Ticket: £10. Booking essential

Followed by a book signing of ‘Home, Art, Soul’ by Sophie Ashby (Rizzoli)

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Monday 11 March
Arteriors x Laura Kirar

Arteriors presents its expanded partnership with globally acclaimed designer, Laura Kirar. To celebrate this decade-long relationship, meet Laura in the showroom as she showcases the new 25-piece collection for SS24, inspired by Mediterranean coastal living. Additionally, newly appointed CEO, John Hart, will attend to provide insight into Arteriors’ exciting trajectory. Over drinks and canapés, the pair will present the collection including mirrors, lighting and seating.

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Monday 11 March
The Actress, the Queen and the Bishops

Discover how Elizabeth Hoare, the granddaughter of gothic revival architect George Gilbert Scott, saved Watts 1874 – and set it back on the path towards 150 years of creative independence. Come and hear Elizabeth’s granddaughter, Watts’ current director Marie-Séverine de Caraman Chimay, talk to Sabine Rothman about this thrilling story of church, state and daring style, from the lean post-war years to today’s most exciting interiors.

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Monday 11 March
Through the Looking Glass with Rosie Evans

Join Rosie Evans, design director for Zimmer + Rohde’s British brand Hodsoll McKenzie and Travers New York, as she takes us on a journey exploring the latest spring 2024 collections, Gardens of England and Wayfarer. Sip on a spring cocktail and discover the inspirations behind the fabrics.

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Monday 11 March
Drinks reception

Explore Tollgard’s new seaonal mantra – ‘bold is beautiful – at this drinks reception in the showroom. Meet Tollgard’s esteemed founder, Monique Tollgård, and indulge in a glass of something sparkling while exploring the latest additions to the brand line-up, including Meridiani, Bomma, Bieke Casteleyn and Alphenberg.

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Monday 11 March
Reinterpreting classic design for future heritage

Jennifer Manners and interior design studio Salvesen Graham discuss how classical design can be reinterpreted to inspire elevated interiors of tomorrow. As product designers (and collaborators), they will share their unique approach to the design process and how referencing classical elements is integral to creating timeless products and interiors. Chaired by Sarah Spiteri of Homes & Gardens.

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Monday 11 March
Opulent Artistry with Black Edition

Join the showroom team for drinks to celebrate the art, creativity and imagination behind the new Tsauri collection from Black Edition. Meet Emily Mould, The Romo Group’s director of design, and the Black Edition designers, who will present their original artwork for the collection and discuss the creative process behind the new designs.

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Monday 11 March
Sneak Peek 2024: The Furniture Reveal

Although not officially launching until Salone del Mobile, this is a special preview of Laskasas’ latest The Canvas collection, inspired by Portugal, the brand’s home country. Product design director, Pedro Neto, will introduce the ideas behind this collection, so be one of the very first to discover it while enjoying some drinks and canapés.

 

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Monday 11 March
Design Masterpieces: Designing extraordinary homes and gardens around the world

Noni Ware, executive editor of House & Garden, moderates a conversation between interior designer Katharine Pooley, and landscape architects Randle Siddeley and Janice Parker to celebrate the beginning of London Design Week 2024. Join an exciting discussion exploring the harmony found in homes and gardens around the world.

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Monday 11 March
A MATERIAL WORLD – LARSEN@COLEFAX AND FOWLER

We’re surrounded by materials, from the elemental to the extremely complex. Most we hardly even notice at all, yet honest, natural materials crave attention and beg us to interact. Join Béatrice Bostvironnois, Larsen’s creative director, along with craftsman Rupert Bevan and interior designer Christian Bense,  as they discuss how, in the world of interior design, integrity, innovation and creativity come together to elevate the fundamental into the fantastic. Chaired by Ben Spriggs, editor-in-chief, ELLE Decoration.

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Monday 11 March
Rendezvous in Style: Showroom Launch & UK Premiere of MISIA Paris Collection

Join Casamance for day one of the celebrations for the opening of its showroom, with the UK premiere of newest Misia Paris collection. Savour the moment with sophisticated sips, connect with fellow designers and meet the visionary creators behind the collection to uncover the creative brilliance that defines each piece.

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Monday 11 March
IT'S ALL ABOUT COLOURS

Join Silvia Gallotti for the 10th anniversary of the iconic ‘0414’ dining chair and ‘Bolle’ light and discover the latest exciting new colour, finishes and designs. “It’s all about colours” celebrates these successful collections with an exclusive total colour palette, featuring a unique story of timeless beauty. Refreshments and nibbles served.

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Tuesday 12 March
Transform your walls into works of art at Phillip Jeffries

Transform your walls into works of art. Join Phillip Jeffries for a behind-the-scenes look at its new collection, Minimalism, and learn about the revered wallcovering brand’s design and curation process from sales manager Megan Fehily. You’ll also be among the first to see a new product category that gives new meaning to ‘quiet luxury.’ Breakfast served.

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Tuesday 12 March
Designers Vision Revealed: the Design Process

Join Virginie Dallenne, head of Casamance wallcovering and wallpaper, as she showcases new collections inspired by Central America’s landscapes. Be guided through the creative process and gain a unique insight into the making of each masterpiece, where walls become a canvas for innovation and artistic expression.

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Tuesday 12 March
THORP OF LONDON – A COLLECTION SCREEN PRINTED IN NORFOLK

Pierre Frey recently invested in a traditional screen printing workshop in Norfolk, allowing for highly customisable patterns across a palette of 460 colours and 33 grounds. Its communications director, Pierre Frey, will present a collection of 360 prints designed by the studio and will explain how this this unique acquision came about.

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Tuesday 12 March
The Joy of a Hand Knotted Rug

Start your day with an insight into the joys and journey of a hand-knotted rug, with Wendy Morrison and product manager Tessa Henry in their newly expanded showroom. Over pastries and refreshments, celebrate traditional craftsmanship, learn about the beautiful production process and discover why these hand-crafted artisan rugs are designed to last and make you smile. Prepare to fall in love with this beautiful and traditional craft while discovering the showroom’s fabulous collection and newest design, ‘A Mughal Painting’.

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Tuesday 12 March
Vispring Breakfast in Bed

To celebrate the launch of the new Vispring flagship store at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, join a “breakfast in bed” to learn how its bespoke mattresses are made by hand, guided by visiting artisans from its Plymouth factory.

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Tuesday 12 March
DESIGN DISCOVERY TOUR

Join Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s concierge and discover the most talked-about product debuts at London Design Week 2024 with a tour into the showrooms.

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Tuesday 12 March
Practical Tips to be More Sustainable

Join Jules Haines, founder of Haines Collection, in conversation with a panel of design experts from Kirkby Design, Hagen Hinderdael, Soho Lighting and Edward Bulmer Paint, as they discuss practical tips from across the industry to be more sustainable.

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Tuesday 12 March
Commissioning bespoke art with Jan Erika & Letitia Fitzgibbon

Marking the launch of a new collection of art-inspired rugs designed by leading UK artist Jan Erika, Jacaranda will be joined by Jan in discussion with Letitia Fitzgibbon, head of Harrods Interior Design, and Grant Pierrus of the Interior Style Hunter. They will share their insights on creating bespoke art installations within luxury interiors, showcasing their inspirational projects.

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Tuesday 12 March
GROW YOUR BUSINESS: MAKING YOUR MARK

Guest speakers: Suzy Hoodless, Adam Bray and Mimi Shodeinde, founder of Miminat
Moderator: Charlotte Abrahams, interiors writer and editor

These days both a multi-layered look and a more restrained approach are riding a wave. What is it that really sets you apart and how do you communicate it in a way that feels authentic? Join three interior designers as they discuss how you can establish a narrative that will help build your business, secure dream clients and capture media attention. Ticket: £10. Booking essential

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Tuesday 12 March
Functional Sculpture: Journey of Jennifer Hunter Collaboration

Join SA Baxter as they lead you through the collaboration journey with American interior designer Jennifer Hunter to create the Design Et Al nominated ‘George Suite’. Get the inside track from the initial design discussions to SA Baxter’s world-leading manufacturing techniques.

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Tuesday 12 March
Networking Brunch for Design Professionals with SBID

An opportunity for design professionals to meet peers, exchange ideas and see the latest products from Victoria + Albert, Perrin & Rowe, Shaws and Riobel. Drinks and a light brunch served.

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Tuesday 12 March
A Brief History of Wallcovering

Iksel’s assistant art director Jean de la Thibauderie presents a brief history of the origins of wallcovering and its development and influence throughout history, from the 16th century to the present day.

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Tuesday 12 March
Meet the Creators

Meet the creators of Osborne & Little’s spring 2024 ad campaign and explore the creative process. Discover the inspiration, challenges and insights behind this season’s captivating image, and learn about the beautiful lantana elephants starring in it, and the wildlife conservation charity, Elephant Family.

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Tuesday 12 March
The Wonderful World of Wallpapers

Join GP & J Baker’s creative director Ann Grafton and the design studio’s Shauna Dennison, and dive behind the scenes to discover the unique creative and development process for GP & J Baker, Mulberry Home and Threads wallpapers – from archival and document inspirations through to hand painting, colouring and subtle design decisions.

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Tuesday 12 March
The Journey to B Corp

Giles Kime, executive & interiors editor at Country Life, engages in conversation with British companies – Edward Bulmer Natural Paint, The Soho Lighting Company and Simpsons. Together, they explore the challenges of conscientious business practices and the art of creating a positive legacy.

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Tuesday 12 March
How to confidently weave textile circularity into your interior design schemes

Join Chase Erwin CEO Lauren Stonnell, interior designer Andrea Benedettini, and Sophie Rochester and Rachel Forster from award-winning textile reuse platform Yodomo, to discuss circularity in interior design. The panel will talk about how regulations are changing, how to specify responsibly and how to consider design for disassembly, allowing you to develop the skills you need to build circularity into your schemes and ensure your practice stays one step ahead.

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Tuesday 12 March
MASTERS OF INDOOR & OUTDOOR DESIGN

Two of the world’s most influential names in design, US landscape designer Fernando Wong and British decorating doyenne Nina Campbell, come together to share their wit and wisdom on creating elegant interiors and sublime gardens that effortlessly balance classic style and modernity. Discover their secrets to memorable spaces that have been designed to be enjoyed.

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Tuesday 12 March
Art in Bloom

Join an exclusive workshop and discover the enchanting collaboration between Eccotrading Design London and RTfact Flowers. Immerse yourself in all things floral as these two names come together.

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Tuesday 12 March
Dedar new collection presentation

Join the Dedar team for a presentation of the biggest product launch of the year. Discover the inspiration behind the creation of rich deep-pile velvets, intricate new textures and jacquards which will adorn the most beautiful spaces around the world.

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Tuesday 12 March
THE SECRET OF TRUE COMFORT Hosted by The English Home

Guest speakers: Joanna Plant; James Arkoulis and Saskia Howard of Howark Design; and Victoria Gray, co-founder of Olivine

Moderator: Samantha Scott-Jeffries, editor of The English Home

In this age of Instagram and other people’s tempting schemes, are we being swayed by just what looks good? How can you put together a space that you can really relax in? Join an expert panel of interior designers as they share their design solutions and top tips on how to create elegant, comfortable and timeless interiors.

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Tuesday 12 March
Willow Crossley Creates Tablescapes with Schumacher

Willow Crossley is a world-renowned florist and designer, affectionately dubbed the UK’s “queen of flowers”. Join Willow in the showroom, where she will style a spring tablespace combining flowers and foliage with Schumacher’s joyful new fabric and wallpaper collections, and demonstrates how to create a beautiful seasonal floral arrangement.

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Tuesday 12 March
Creating Atmospheric Spaces with Sibu Design

Join Rainer Schwaiger from Sibu Design, the leading Austrian producer of luxury wall panels, established in 1984. Enjoy a glass of fizz and see how its latest innovative yet versatile collections help to create a variety of atmospheric spaces through different styles and finishes, suitable for residential and contract interiors.

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Tuesday 12 March
Design Dialogues: Bombay Sprout x Laura Stephens Q&A

Bombay Sprout teams up with Laura Stephens – interior designer and winner of House & Garden’s 2022 The List Award for Design Excellence – for a Q&A session exploring the design process and inspiration behind their collaborative collection of bespoke jute rugs.

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Tuesday 12 March
CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN STYLE

Join interior designer Adele Lonergan, co-founder and creative director of Covet Noir, and The Specified’s founder Vange Markou as they discuss the appeal of modern Australian style. Discover the importance of craftsmanship and materials, and why simplicity and functionality are key to creating interiors that feel understated and natural.

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Tuesday 12 March
Panel Discussion – Specifying bespoke lighting

Join an interactive session with founder Harriet Daniels and guest speakers on key considerations when specifying a bespoke chandelier. Make sure you are ready to consider sightlines, installation, other light sources and hear about specialist projects such as installing chandeliers under roof lanterns. Learn more about how decorative lighting  overlaps with technical lighting design.

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Tuesday 12 March
BY DESIGN: SPACES FOR LIVING Hosted by House & Garden

Guest speakers: Bunny Williams, Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen
Moderator: Hatta Byng, editor of House & Garden

Join three renowned international tastemakers as they explore the joy of curating spaces for inspired living. With their wealth of knowledge and experience, discover their insider secrets that celebrate style, beauty and comfort, and learn how an eye for detail can be applied in the home, garden and the art of entertaining. Ticket: £10. Booking essential

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Tuesday 12 March
Natural Stone: Elevating Interiors

Join the Artisans team for an informal panel talk. They will walk you through the tones and textures of its SS24 collections and discuss the latest trends and innovations in natural stone and design, alongside some special guests. Drinks and nibbles provided.

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Wednesday 13 March
Designing Moodboards – A Workshop with Alex Dauley

Join a hands-on workshop led by designer Alex Dauley. Alex will cover moodboard basics like selecting imagery, colour palettes and incorporating textures, with the opportunity to ask questions and chat with Alex after the presentation. There will be prizes on offer for outstanding moodboards.

 

Photo: Amanda Akokhia

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Wednesday 13 March
Intriguing insights into high-end interior design

Join Luiza Marra, founder and creative director of Casa Luiza, and Sama Chanda, director at Alidad, who between them have a wealth of experience in the interiors industry. Over espresso and pastries, they will chat about design and creativity, with Sama offering intriguing insights into high-end interior design and Luiza sharing tips on how to make a house a home with the new collections from Colony by Casa Luiza.

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Wednesday 13 March
DESIGN DISCOVERY TOUR

Join Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s concierge and discover the most talked-about product debuts at London Design Week 2024 with a tour into the showrooms.

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Wednesday 13 March
THE STORY OF A PRODUCT DESIGN COLLABORATION

Get the inside scoop on how a manufacturer and a designer launched a successful collaboration, combining vision with market savvy. Hear the story of how the Colour collection evolved, seamlessly blending interior designer Anna Standish’s creative approach with Robert Knapp’s knowledge of getting the right product to market in the furniture retail trade.

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Wednesday 13 March
INTUITIVE LIGHTING WITH CLASSIC CONTROLS

Join Forbes & Lomax and Luke Thomas, design director at John Cullen Lighting, for an interactive session as they demonstrate how an intelligent lighting control system can illuminate and enhance your surroundings, without compromising on the traditional classic style offered by Forbes & Lomax.

Wednesday 13 March
Lights and Bites with The World of Interiors

Enjoy muffins and mimosas as you browse the refreshed showroom filled with new styles sure to inspire. Plus enter to win a £1,000 Visual Comfort & Co. gift card!

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Wednesday 13 March
GROW YOUR BUSINESS: CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS

Guest speakers: James Seuss, CEO of The Rug Company; Samantha Todhunter, founder of Samantha Todhunter Design; and Andrew Hills, creative director of Porta Romana
Moderator: Elfreda Pownall, interiors writer and editor

Creativity flourishes when great minds come together and nowhere is this more brilliantly showcased than the finely calibrated creative partnerships in design. Join three leading names as they discuss the remarkable alchemy working with artisans, guest designers and clients, broadening their horizons and transforming the interiors landscape. Ticket: £10. Booking essential

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Wednesday 13 March
THE IMPORTANCE OF FRAMING IN FINE ART

Framing is not only a mechanism for hanging art, it is as important as the work itself and in many cases becomes an extension of a painting. Join artist and curator Angela Murray as she walks us through a curation of picture frames within the studio at Quote & Curate.

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Wednesday 13 March
The radical spirit of Morris & Co.

Learn about the history of the towering creative talents whose work has come to distinguish Morris & Co. Jessica Clayworth, lead designer of Morris & Co, will explore how artists behind the most iconic designs in the Bedford Park collection will be highlighted in radical new colour, as the new collection meets with the punchy spirit of its original creators.

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Wednesday 13 March
Hand Embroidery Live Demo

Discover the intricacy of exquisite hand embroidery in a special live demonstration with experts Hawthorne and Heaney. Take a closer look at the distinctive techniques and high-quality materials at the heart of this historic craft and find out how its haute couture influence has inspired Arte’s latest collection, Le Couturier.

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Wednesday 13 March
Live Fast, Sleep Slow

Discover ‘The Savvy Nº5’. A bed for playing, for dreaming, for living. Made bespoke for you in Wales, for your every day (and every night) and wherever they take you. Enjoy tasty treats as Savoir’s managing director Nicholas Alexandre reveals a bed so comfortable you won’t be able to resist an early night.

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Wednesday 13 March
The Fabric Finale: Showroom Launch Culmination

Embark on a journey in Casamance’s new flagship showroom for the UK premiere of its fabric collection, inspired by Central America’s landscapes. Connect with the designer Olivia Collins, head of Casamance fabrics, and unravel the creative stories woven into each textile at this afternoon of celebration, sophistication and the seamless integration of nature’s beauty into textile artistry.

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Wednesday 13 March
GROW YOUR BUSINESS IN ASSOCIATION WITH BIID: HOW TO BE MORE EFFICIENT

Guest speakers: James Manby, project director at Elicyon; Monique Tollgard, co-founder and head of interior design at Tollgard; and Carina Raymond, founder of Studio Raymond

Chair: Elspeth Pridham, The Insider

Join a panel of interior designers as they explore business success. Expect plenty of advice as they reveal how to bring a satisfying sense of proficiency to your daily operations. Discover ways to remove dull, repetitive tasks off the to-do lists, reduce errors and the advantages of automation, all allowing you more time to focus on attracting new business, fostering creativity and landing dream clients.

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Wednesday 13 March
THE MEANING OF HOME Hosted by Country Life

Guest speakers: Flora Soames and Kathryn Ireland
Moderator: Giles Kime, executive and interiors editor of Country Life

Two leading interior designers reflect on the concept of home, and explore the people, places and objects that have shaped their unique approach. Find out what sparks connection and gain valuable advice on creating spaces that feel right. Expect personal anecdotes about English country houses, as well as homes in Los Angeles and the south of France. Ticket: £10. Booking essential

Followed by book signings of ‘One Day Box: A Life-Changing Love of Home’ (Rizzoli) by Flora Soames and ‘A Life in Design: Celebrating 30 Years of Interiors’ (CICO Books) by Kathryn Ireland

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Wednesday 13 March
The Creation of the Largest Mother of Pearl Mural in the world

Join Siminetti in its showroom – the first in the world dedicated to mother of pearl surfaces – for a talk with design expert Jim Brookman, who will take you through the creation of the largest mother of pearl mural in the world, designed for a luxurious spa room.

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Thursday 14 March
THE IMPACT OF ART WITHIN INTERIOR DESIGN

The connection to art within a space can enrich our lives and present new perspectives that in turn inform a cohesive design concept. Join artist Angela Murray of fine art consultancy Quote & Curate as she discusses the merits of including art within interior design projects.

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Thursday 14 March
DESIGN DISCOVERY TOUR

Join Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s concierge and discover the most talked-about product debuts at London Design Week 2024 with a tour into the showrooms.

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Thursday 14 March
KITCHEN DESIGN TRENDS

Join the team for Chelsea cakes, pancakes and coffee and a demonstration of the revolutionary Bora extraction system and a chat with experts about current kitchen design trends.

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Thursday 14 March
DESIGN ICONS Hosted by Cabana

Guest speakers: Designer and architect Ashley Hicks and Martina Mondadori, founder and editor in chief of Cabana

Proof positive the good design never goes out of style, discover the legends who mattered, and who continue to inform and inspire generations of designers who practised in their wake. Get family insights into Ashley’s father David Hicks and Italian architect Renzo Mongiardino, acknowledged as two of the most important designers of the late 20th century. Find out how they not only inspired the decoration of Martina’s apartment in Milan, but also why their remarkable legacy still resonates today. Ticket: £10. Booking essential

Followed by a book signing of ‘David Hicks: A Life of Design’ (Rizzoli) and ‘David Hicks in Colour’ (Cabana) by Ashley Hicks

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Thursday 14 March
The Joy of Tablescaping

London Design Week 2024 House Guest Holmes Bespoke, in collaboration with Maison Margaux, invite you to discover their latest collection of rugs and table linen. Founder Laylah Holmes of Holmes Bespoke and co-founder of Maison Margaux Louisa Preskett will be joined by host Noni Ware of House & Garden, as they discuss the joy of tablescaping.

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Thursday 14 March
A return to tradition

Introducing the Suffolk Damasks & Stripes and Moiré Wallcoverings collections, Zoffany’s Peter Gomez discusses damasks – a design language that has remained intact throughout history, reflecting true classicism. He will also discuss creating the intricate detailing of a vertical moiré for the wall, and the traditional processes that reveal exceptional results in design.

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Thursday 14 March
Leather & Mocktail Mixology Workshop

An hour of design exploration, socialising and enjoyment where you can experience just how versatile and creative leather can be. Take inspiration from beautiful array of colours and textures in the new Peacock leather collection to craft your own personalised mocktails and refreshments.

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Thursday 14 March
Tips to research fabrics in a showroom

Join Dalila da Costa for some valuable tips on making the most out of your showroom fabric research. Enjoy the voyage of discovery and see the new collections from Colony by Casa Luiza with a glass of bubbles and snacks.

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Thursday 14 March
ACHIEVING YOUR PERSONAL STYLE Hosted by SheerLuxe

Guest speakers: Nicola Harding, founder of Nicola Harding & Co; Bee Osborn, founder of Osborn Interiors; and Scarlett Hessian, founder of Studio Hessian

Moderator: Georgina Blaskey, senior homes & interiors editor, SheerLuxe

What is the secret of creating an interior that feels authentic to you? Join an expert panel of interior designers who will share inspiring tips and tricks on translating your own personal style into original spaces that reflect who you are.

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Thursday 14 March
TEA & KITCHEN DESIGN TRENDS

Join the team for tea and cake (today it’s chocolate brownies and lemon drizzle!) with a demonstration of the revolutionary Bora extraction system and a chat with the experts about current kitchen design trends.

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Thursday 14 March
Grow Your Business: TURN YOUR PASSION INTO BUSINESS Hosted by Livingetc

Guest speakers: Jo Le Gleud, co-founder of Maddux Creative, Lonika Chande and Simone Brewster, artist, designer, educator & cultural change-maker
Chair: Pip Rich, global editor in chief, Livingetc

Are you a design enthusiast ready to take the leap into the creative professions or an interior design studio looking to amplify what you do? Join a panel of designers as they share advice and top tips, and be inspired by their expertise, originality and ways to think differently. Ticket: £10. Booking essential

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Friday 15 March
DESIGN DISCOVERY TOUR

Join Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s concierge and discover the most talked-about product debuts at London Design Week 2024 with a tour into the showrooms.

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Friday 15 March
THE JOY OF NATURE: INSIDE & OUT Hosted by Country & Town House

Guest speakers: Stephanie Barba Mendoza and Clare Gaskin, founder of Clare Gaskin Interiors
Moderator: Carole Annett, interiors editor of Country & Town House
As our modern lives become busier, our connection with nature is more important than ever. Join the panel as they explore blurring the lines between in and outdoors. Discover how nature provides balance and freshness to schemes, creating areas that please the eye and feed the soul. Ticket: £10. Booking essential

 

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Friday 15 March
DESIGN MASTERCLASS: INSPIRATION BY DESIGN

Guest speakers: Arabella McNie, creative director and Rebecca Gleeson, head of public relations, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour

Discover what’s on the radar at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. This session will offer a fast track to the latest design directions for spring/summer 24, from the tropical to the whimsical, and the styling secrets that brought them together.

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Friday 15 March
GROW YOUR BUSINESS: BUILDING YOUR DREAM

Guest speakers: Russell Whitehead and Jordan Cluroe, founders of 2LG Studio; Richard Angel, co-founder and CEO of Angel O’Donnell; and Helen Bygraves and Jenny Weiss, co-founders of Hill House Interiors

Moderator: Suzanne Imre, content director, writer and brand consultant

Transforming an idea into reality requires imagination, verve and vision, but what does it take to set up a business of your own and create a brand that has longevity? Join the panel as they share their entrepreneurial advice, creative insights, experiences and top tips on the industry that they love. Ticket: £10. Booking essential

 

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